My first book as author/illustrator! Launches from Simon & Schuster in May/2015.

Read the *starred* review for WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? in Kirkus

I'm Bored Bonus Page

Debbie's Illustrations

I have multiple illustration styles, but am most drawn to the quirky and cute-odd. Here is a list of some of my artistic influencesYou can see my Daily Doodles on my main page, a selection of my illustrations on Flickr and a list of my book projects. I also have fun posting found object doodles; see the video slideshow further down on this page.

I'm represented by Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown Ltd.

Thank you for your interest in my work. -- Debbie


Found Object Art

Book Covers Published Books
Daily Doodles
Imaginary Picture Books
Tweens & Teens

My Illustrations: Published Book Samples - Daily DoodlesTweens and TeensWhimsical - Imaginary Picture Books - Sketchbook BlogSingle Panel Comics - Comic StripsMonsters - Archive: 2010 SCBWI Portfolio

Quotes About Debbie's Illustrations in I'M BORED:

"The illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi convincingly draws a child full of life, a potato full of — well, potatotude, and computer drawings that look just like good old-fashioned linocuts. Her smart cartoony artwork matches Black’s perfect comic timing, making for a fun ride that should leave you amused, perhaps pensive, and no longer bored." - David Small, The New York Times Sunday Book Review

"Ohi is wonderful at conveying facial expressions with the simplest of shapes, as well as gesturing." - Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews blog Oct.12/2012

"...gorgeously illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi...Both the writing and the illustrations are fearless." - Andrew Kaufman, The Globe and Mail, Sept.22/2012.

"Ohi's captivating, digitally created illustrations are full of wit and charm...Quirky and fun to read aloud, this book is a sure antidote for cases of ennui." - School Library Journal in Sept/2012 issue.

"Debut illustrator Ohi’s minimalist, scraggly digital drawings are anything but boring, and speak volumes about irritation, desperation, and disdain." - Starred Publisher's Weekly review in July 9/2012 issue.

"Ohi’s simple drawings and creative placement of text create a story with visual impact that’s anything but boring." - Junior Library Guild "On The Radar" editor picks on the SLJ blog, Oct.1/2012

"Ohi’s digitally created girl is a real charmer as she skips and twirls across the pages; the fantasy elements, rendered in pale blue and set on a crisp white background, nicely contrast the two full-colored characters..." - Booklist review

"The text is perfectly complemented by Ohi’s quirky minimalist drawings....Ohi’s depiction of the little girl, with her Charles Schultz–inspired big head and scraggly pigtails, will appeal to young readers, as will Black’s goofy humour. Kids will come away from this excellent book exactly the opposite of bored." - Quill & Quire (October issue)